St. Sophia's Forgotten Felines
Our Purpose: St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines is a non-profit foster-based cat rescue in Addison, IL. Established in late 2010, St. Sophia’s strives to be the best in temporary care for cats in transition. What does this mean? It means that the cats in our care aren’t intended to stay in our care. Our hope is a forever home for every adoptable cat — no more homeless cats!
Our Cats: We work with local Trap-Neuter-Return organizations. Trap-Neuter-Return (also known as TNR) is a method of humanely trapping unaltered feral cats, neutering them, and releasing them back to the same environment where they were originally found. TNR is promoted by proponents as a humane and more effective alternative for managing and reducing feral cat populations (compared to euthanasia).
While most cats trapped are completely feral (wild, without any domestic socialization), some cats (often kittens, or even adults that have been well cared-for outdoors) can and have become socialized and adoptable. St. Sophia evaluates each cat in TNR programs individually in order to determine what the best forever home would be (whether their home is best outdoors in the wild, or whether they are best suited to an indoor family lifestyle). Each cat is different in many ways, and St. Sophia’s prides itself on being able to determine what’s best for each cat on a one-on-one basis.
Our People: The Board Members of St. Sophia’s Forgotten Felines have over 15 years of service in feline welfare combined. They come from various backgrounds including marketing, publishing, business, web-design, librarianship, and more.